Ask Real Estate and The Richardson Family have appointed BAM Construction as a contractor for the major office project in Manchester. The scheme will comprise 130,900ft² spread over 9 stories and will be targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating. The scheme is already pre-let to The Government Property Agency, and will house 700 civil servants. The enabling works are now underway.
John Hughes, Managing Director at Ask Real Estate said: “Attracting the GPA to the estate, further establishes First Street as one of the most sought-after business destinations in the region. This news will enable us to realise and progress our ambition to accommodate 10,000 jobs by 2028 and create a sustainable urban campus. The vision of the scheme was to deliver an office building that can be net zero carbon in operation, and this building will do exactly that. The scheme will be delivered to achieve a Design for Performance NABERS rating of 5.5 stars making it the most sustainable building in operation in Manchester City Centre.”